Researchers in Costa Rica Unearth A Nearly ‘Perfect’ Massive Stone Sphere

Excavations in Costa Rica have revealed a massive — nearly perfect — stone sphere, prompting experts to ask how such precision was achieved thousands of years ago.  “We have studied the terrain in which there are more than 15 of these spheres, and some are placed beside areas that give access to residential buildings as if they were placed there to welcome you. They were used as a sign of…

Mysterious Neolithic Carvings Only Appear in Moonlight

Every good horror novelist and filmmaker knows that things look differently in the moonlight. A recent discovery in England suggests this technique is far from new. An archeologist studying the Hendraburnick Quoit monolith in Cornwall found that the markings on the stone increased tenfold when observed in the moonlight. Why didn’t they think of this sooner? “We were aware there were some cup and ring marks on the rocks but…

Mushroom Monuments of Thrace and Ancient Sacred Rites

Throughout northeastern Greece, western Turkey, and Bulgaria, in the region known in antiquity as Macedonia, Anatolia, and Thrace, there are numerous megalithic natural rock formations that resemble mushrooms. In some cases, these structures have been modified by human intervention to increase their fungal likeness. In addition to these external features of the landscape, certain caves that served as sanctuaries present a fungal likeness in the configuration of their entrances—two adjacent…

Votan: Diffusionist Deity

Gary A. David Confusionism In the Ivory Tower Cultural diffusionism continues to be anathema to academia. Put simply, diffusionism proposes that ancient people got around on foot or by boat a lot more than commonly assumed — around the world, in fact. This theory posits that a free flow of trade goods and cultural motifs existed globally, perhaps as early as the Neolithic period. During the 20th century anthropologists and…